MF2047 Internal Combustion Engines 1 6.0 credits

Förbränningsmotorteknik 1

Orientation about modern combustion engines including historical background and competing technology. Environmental as well as energy questions are treated. Future scenarios are discussed.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Repetition of basic thermodynamics applied on combustion engines. Common idealised processes, turbocharging and charge-air cooling are included.

The basics in combustion for diesel- and SI-engines are discussed.

A modern car engine is disassembled and assembled.

A passenger car engine is tested in a lab exercise.

A written assigment is submitted on the diesel engine.

Ignition- and fuel- and control-systems are discussed.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to give

  • To give a good foundation for working with use and implementation of engines in vehicles and transportation systems and how the engine and it's fuels interacts with it's boundaries (vehicle and environment).
  • General orientation of the main characteristics of current internal combustion engines
  • Knowledge about related thermodynamic and combustion
  • Knowledge in exhaust emissions from CI- and SI-engines and how to reduce them
  • Obtain enough knowledge about the ICE to select appropriate engine and fuel for a given application

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Bosch Automotive Handbook.

Optional: Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals (McGraw-Hill).

Optional: Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals (McGraw-Hill).

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Anders Christiansen Erlandsson

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ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MF2066 Combustion Engines, advanced course


Anders Christiansen Erlandsson (

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.